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silver gilt

an ornamental coating of silver, silver leaf, or a silver-colored substance.
Origin of silver gilt
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • silver-gilt articles tend to get discoloured by use, but this discoloration can be removed by soap and water.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
  • They are enclosed in a shrine of silver-gilt, of the workmanship of the ninth century.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • silver-gilt chalice, ornamented with foliated scroll work and half figures beaten and chiselled.

  • "Some of it gold, some silver, a good deal of it silver-gilt," I replied.

    Ravensdene Court J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  • Presently his eyes were attracted by the beauty and brilliancy of a silver-gilt cup bearing the words "Given by Madame."

    Modeste Mignon Honore de Balzac
  • Where is the silver plate—the wassail bowls and our silver-gilt chargers?

    The Young Cavalier Percy F. Westerman
  • It is seated on a silver throne under a silver-gilt canopy, supported by pillars.

  • The hilt is of wood, plated with silver; the pommel is of iron, and is plated with silver-gilt.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
  • It was a ring of silver-gilt, fashioned like that which her own father and mother had given her.

    A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang
  • The Prince went to a table and filled a silver-gilt tass with brandy.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
British Dictionary definitions for silver-gilt


silver covered with a thin film of gold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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